Windows 10: Change Screen Saver Settings in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 31,424
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
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       10 Mar 2016 #20

    You're most welcome. :)
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  2. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 free 64 bit
       10 Mar 2016 #21

    Just so you'll know. The second set of reg files do work, but unlike the previous set, they do not place a check mark in the box. Thanks for two elegant solutions to my problem. Byee. paj692
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  3. Posts : 31,424
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
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       10 Mar 2016 #22

    Yep, that's how it should work. The 1st set will only enable/disable the option to check/uncheck, and the 2nd set actually turns on/off to check/uncheck. :)
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  4. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       08 Jan 2017 #23

    I only bought this new machine a few days ago, had it all set up. Then I get up this morning to find I can't use my new computer for about 3/4 an hour while it updates. And now the screensaver is broken. I tried going through the steps above, but it just wont turn the display off now!

    EDIT seems it's VLC that's blocking the screen from turning off, but I still can't get the screensaver to work and I'd like to be able to use VLC for listening to music without burning a hole in my new monitor
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  5. Posts : 31,424
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
    Thread Starter
       08 Jan 2017 #24

    Hello Stu, :)

    Double check through VLC settings to make sure that the Disable Screensaver box is unchecked.
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  6. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       13 Jan 2017 #25

    Can't seem to find that setting anywhere?

    Anyway, cheers for the feedback I thought it might be something like that. I'll keep an eye on it, at the moment I have a potentially more serious problem to deal with (see my next post)
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
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       13 Jan 2017 #26

    I found this image for VLC that I hope will help. I'm not sure if it's the same in the current version or not.

    Click image for larger version. 

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  8.    19 Apr 2017 #27

    Brink hi. Has the screensaver option been removed with the recent Creative Update? I need my screensaver but the reg edit file that used to open "Desktop Background" which gave access to BG, Themes, Screensaver etc no longer opens the old options and the new theme options dont show screensaver.

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
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       19 Apr 2017 #28

    Hello @antspants, :)

    If you meant from the "Personalize (classic)" context menu, then yep it will still work, but you will need to remove and add it again from the tutorial below to update it for W10 CU.

    Add Personalize (classic) context menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    I have updated the tutorial to help make it easier to open Screen Saver Settings.
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  10.    19 Apr 2017 #29

    That one is even better, thanks, it's awesome! Such a clever bloke you are Brink :)
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